Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

Genetics: Essays reveal Stephen Hawking predicted race of ‘superhumans’

The Guardian UK – By Sarah Marsh

Physicist said genetic editing may create species that could destroy rest of humanity

The late physicist and author Prof Stephen Hawking has caused controversy by suggesting a new race of superhumans could develop from wealthy people choosing to edit their and their children’s DNA.

Hawking, the author of A Brief History of Time, who died in March, made the predictions in a collection of articles and essays.

The scientist presented the possibility that genetic engineering could create a new species of superhuman that could destroy the rest of humanity. The essays, published in the Sunday Times, were written in preparation for a book published on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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Guyana: Work to begin on new Demerara River Bridge in 2019

Work to begin on new Demerara Harbour Bridge next year

Demerara Harbour Bridge

In a recent interview with the Department of Public Information, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, assured that work on the crossing between Houston and Versailles which is pivotal for linking Regions Three and Four and further afield will begin next year.          Continue reading

Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad Speaks of the ‘New Malaysia’ – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad Speaks ……

At 93, he is the oldest head of state in the world, the patron saint of comebacks. What is remarkable is that Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 to 2003. He retired to make way for his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. In May 2018, the coalition headed by Mahathir won 122 out of 222 seats. This narrow victory ensured that he became Prime Minister for the second time in Malaysia’s history.

Mahathir is widely credited as the architect of modernization in his country. His long tenure in government brought the stability needed for the economic transformation.

In a recent interview he was alert, well spoken, and looked sprightly and much younger than his age suggests. There is speculation that he may even run again in the next elections.

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UG- University of Guyana Alumni -Toronto – Meet and Greet – November 25. 2018

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